CELEBRITIES, FASHION AND SPORT ROYALTY WALK THE RED CARPET AT THE GLITTERING BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME’s COLLARS & COATS GALA BALL 2012
Celebrity photo dogs are Buttons the Jack Russell Terrier puppy, Billy the Poodle, Emily the Staffie, Turk the Brown Staffie and Lilly the Jack Russell Terrier.
A-list celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion, the silver screen and sport walked the glittering red carpet at the annual star-studded event of the year, the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2012.
Celebrities in attendance at the esteemed charity fundraising extravaganza included television personalities and hosts for the evening Amanda Holden and Paul O’Grady MBE,Battersea’s Ambassador and international supermodel David Gandy, Olympic heroes Rebecca Adlington and Joanne Jackson, Tamara Ecclestone, Gary and Danielle Lineker, Paul and Jackie Ross, Nicky Clarke, Neil Fox, Cheska Hull, Ollie Locke, Rosie Fortescue, Brix Smith-Start, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Jamelia, Nick Cowelland Anthony Head and Sarah Fisher.
This year the fashion fraternity joined forces to endorse the unparalleled work done by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as the Collars & Coats Gala Ball featured a unique ‘Dogwalk’, whereby internationally renowned designers, including Julien Macdonald, Derek Lawlor, Katharina Flohr from Faberge, Trevor Pickett, Giles Deacon, Henry Holland, Stephen Jones, Zandra Rhodes and Matthew Williamson, dressed the canine residents of the Home in exclusive dog coats and accessories. These dog coats, collars and leads were auctioned later in the evening to raise money for the charity giving everyone an opportunity to bid on a piece of fashion history.
Another unique feature of the event saw the honoured guests given a ‘Battersea welcome’ as the Home’s ‘Guard of Honour’, made up of dozens of Battersea dogs, ushered the arrivals down the red carpet. Coming up at the event is the VIP champagne reception, gourmet dinner and a dazzling entertainment line-up, including Grammy Award nominated music star Jamie Cullum and songstress Joss Stone.